First time VRBO: Better than I could have dreamed!
Submitted: April 10, 2013
Stayed: April 2013
I arrived at Denise and Sheridan's amazing hideaway after a 5 hour stressful drive from San Diego. The room was gorgeous, and both Denise and Sheridan greeted me and showed me around the space while also giving me an overview of the neighborhood, parking, and good places to hike nearby. Sheridan handed me a map that became invaluable within the first five minutes. I was able to unpack, run to a nearby grocery store (less than a 5 min drive away) and settle in with a good movie on cable before I called it a night.
The house is close enough to anything you could need: State Street is a short drive, as is a grocery store, laundromat, gas station, and plenty of parks for great morning/evening walks. One of my favorite aspects of my stay was that their house is in a real neighborhood; I felt like I was coming home every night, and the sounds at night are the sounds of a neighborhood and not busy highways/downtown traffic as can be the case with hotels.
As far as the amenities go, the fridge and microwave were perfect for my needs. I loved having the option of "eating in" and the ability to brew coffee in the morning. The bed is *amazing*. Super comfortable, huge fluffy pillows and a great down comforter. The wardrobe held all of my clothes and there was a rod to hang up my dresses. The tv has every channel imaginable. There's a basket in the room of pamphlets, sights to see, great restaurants and tourist attractions left by Denise/Sheridan and other guests. There's also a journal for guests to write in where I got some great recommendations on places to eat.
I would highly recommend this space if you're visiting Santa Barbara for a weekend, a week, or an extended stay. It's homey, welcoming, comfortable, convenient, and well-equipped! Very glad that Denise and Sheridan have opened up this space for us to enjoy.
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Owner's Response: Wow you should be a writer! the best review ever thanks so much, I am glad you came and enjoyed, and that you will be back! Irish gal, we are delighted that you chose our rental and that you will be seeing us again! warmest regards, Denise and Sheridan
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